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This series of videos provides an introduction to British food. The culture people develop around food can reveal a lot about them, providing insights into their personality, values or beliefs.

  • Two blue baubles - Christmas decorations

    Do you celebrate Christmas? How would you celebrate it? Besides Christmas trees, what other Christmas decorations do you know?

    Watch this video to know more about the festive decorations and items you can find in the Christmas period.

  • Christmas has a long history and it has been celebrated by different people in many different ways. In the UK, having a special Christmas meal with family and friends is a very important custom for many.

    Besides turkeys, what other traditional Christmas food do you know? In this video, get to know some of the traditionally served Christmas food in the UK, like mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas pudding, etc.

  • A bowl of trifle

    A trifle is a dessert dish made from thick (or often solidified) custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or, more recently, jelly (jello), and whipped cream.

  • A fried breakfast, coffee and orange juice

    The US election was held on November 4th 2008 with voters choosing between Democrat candidate Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.

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    In the 60s, 70s and 80s it was common for sweets to be sold individually in shops, each sweet costing a penny or two, hence the name penny sweets.

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    Beans, beans good for your heart. People in the UK eat over 90% of the world's tinned baked beans. Watch this video about baked beans and try the exercises.

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    Lasagna (plural lasagne) is a dish made with alternate layers of pasta, cheese, and often ragu (a meat sauce) or tomato sauce.

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    In the 60s, 70s and 80s it was common for sweets to be sold individually in shops, each sweet costing a penny or two, hence the name penny sweets.

  • A fried breakfast, coffee and orange juice

    The US election was held on November 4th 2008 with voters choosing between Democrat candidate Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.

  • A bowl of trifle

    A trifle is a dessert dish made from thick (or often solidified) custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or, more recently, jelly (jello), and whipped cream.

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    Beans, beans good for your heart. People in the UK eat over 90% of the world's tinned baked beans. Watch this video about baked beans and try the exercises.

  • A fried breakfast, coffee and orange juice

    The US election was held on November 4th 2008 with voters choosing between Democrat candidate Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.

  • A bowl of trifle

    A trifle is a dessert dish made from thick (or often solidified) custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or, more recently, jelly (jello), and whipped cream.

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    In the 60s, 70s and 80s it was common for sweets to be sold individually in shops, each sweet costing a penny or two, hence the name penny sweets.

  • Christmas has a long history and it has been celebrated by different people in many different ways. In the UK, having a special Christmas meal with family and friends is a very important custom for many.

    Besides turkeys, what other traditional Christmas food do you know? In this video, get to know some of the traditionally served Christmas food in the UK, like mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas pudding, etc.

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vvst78
Ukraine

Thank you, Kirk. I watched a video and now i know what it is and find it quite amusing.

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Kirk
Spain

Hello wst78,

Traditionally, one person pulls on one end of the cracker, and the other...

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vvst78
Ukraine

tell me, please, why ''Christmas crackers are opened by two people working together'' is true or...

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